Didn't Neutron Man's likeness used appear on the old dot-matrix displays on the scoreboard before the renovation upgraded the video displays? The man truly is still with us in spirit and in memory. I was at that 98 Sparty game and I remember the TV highlights even showed him crying post game. I wanted to hug the guy but I was too disgusted to do anything but leave in silence like everyone else. RIP, Orlas.
Meyer has amassed so much talent over the last 2.5 years it is entirely possible we have freshmen who are really good who won't even play this year. Great problem to have.
It will be interesting to see what the depth chart looks like at the end of the season then compare it to this one. I bet even next week's depth chart is different. If that's the case our depth must be crazy.
I want to think the same way as you but maybe I'm just too superstitious. It seems when I get too overconfident about anything, especially the Bucks, things go to hell in a handbasket. I try to remain grounded. I also refuse to think this is going to be a repeat of 2011 and I think once the nerves calm down Saturday we're going to take a sledgehammer to them just because they have nobody on the physical level of a Joey Bosa or Taylor Decker. My only real worry are those Navy cutblocks injuring one of our DLs. That gives me more worry than anything else.
I thought the same thing, Chitown. No Kenny G to fill that spot this year.
I don't believe for an instant that Navy can out-muscle us on the line of scrimmage. It's all about how well our DL get off the cut blocks and how well the LBs plug the holes. Our new OL, even with so many question marks, had better be able to block Navy's DL because they won't face a weaker opposing DL the rest of the season. Again, not worried about the muscle part, I'm worried about the cohesion factor that last year's OL had. That's critical for the offense to run smoothly.
It's far from a given that Sparty is automatically going to beat us even with Brax out. Sparty wishes it was automatic.
I would think this is an indication he's won the kicking job or at least close to it. He was bombing 50-yarders in the spring game. Reminded me of Nuge :)
Of course they're getting good recruits, the rest of their 2-deep is a disaster.
Must be all that Pig-Sooie
Patience, grasshoppers. Silence is the best course of action right now. Then once we surprise the hell out of them we crap on their collective heads like a flying elephant on a bombing mission.
That's still too close to be Bauserman.
The one thing people keep forgetting about Brax going down. He's effectively been out since January. Every snap and team activity has been with JT and Cardale at the helm. It's definitely not as if those guys got zero reps before Brax's injury.
I remember a story last year on Nick Foles that spoke about how Texas HS QBs are so much more developed than most other states because of the warmer weather, stronger school districts with good coaches and also because of they just develop QBs better. JT is from Texas. (Keeping fingers crossed that's true).
Big XII is definitely screwed with no championship game. The Big XII champ has to go unbeaten not because of SOS but because they're sitting on their butts when all the conference title games are going on. One less solid opponent to play.
With his truth syrup, which is low fat
Hope that's an early indication the team is rising to the challenge.
That was my first thought as well.
If the Buckeyes are mediocre this year does that mean everyone Coach Meyer has recruited since he came to Columbus is a bust? I just cannot believe that.
Especially considering Navy, VaTech and Cincy very likely will all end the season in the Top 25. Even with Braxton those games weren't going to be easy.
If Auburn's Kick-6 wasn't the something that put a nice dent in Bama's armor then hiring Lane Kiffin HAS to be the something that unravels them. It's difficult to get to the top but much more so to stay there, especially since Little Kiffy is now in the Bama bloodstream like a dormant virus that causes an outbreak of college football herpes.
The engineers can also upgrade it to fly over AA with two big mechanical middle fingers. We can name that one Marcus.
I feel the same way, it's taken all the pressure off. I dare anyone to underestimate the Buckeyes.
The one thing I hate about twitter is you can't track down and dickpunch morons like this without a search warrant. I truly pity anyone who does stupid crap like this.
Not sure where the knock on JT's speed and agility comes from. His keeper run at :48 is electric.